Special Olympics Pennsylvania to Hold Largest Statewide Sectional at Kutztown University May 4

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Hundreds of athletes, coaches, families and friends representing the eastern corner of Pennsylvania are set to participate in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s largest sectional event Saturday, May 4, at Kutztown University.

During the spring sectional, more than 1,000 athletes and 400 coaches will compete in swimming, athletics (track and field), basketball, golf, softball and tennis. Weeks of hard work and dedication in training are rewarded as athletes are cheered on and supported during the competition by more than 400 enthusiastic volunteers. Athletes will be competing for a chance to qualify for the Summer Games – a statewide competition held at Penn State University in June.

Spectatorship is encouraged and the community is welcome to support the athletes as “Fans in the Stands” and watch the inspiring sportsmanship of Special Olympics athletes in action. Volunteer positions for Eastern Spring Sectional are still available. You can register to be a volunteer here: www.specialolympicspa.org/become-a-volunteer.

Media Contact: Larkin Richards, 610-630-9450 ext. 232, lrichards@specialolympicspa.org

Day-of Contacts: Bruce Bach, 215-718-6967, bbach@specialolympicspa.org

About Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round training and competition in 21 Olympic-type sports to 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities. For more information about how you can join “The Inclusion Revolution,” visit www.specialolympicspa.org.